As the dry winter months approach, so do chapped, flakey lips.
Since lips don’t have any oil glands, it makes it difficult for your body to keep them hydrated without a little help. Follow these simple steps to give your lips the extra care they need to stay soft and rosy during the chilly months.
Wet your lips with warm water. Using water that is too hot will dry your lips more.
Massage a nourishing and restorative cleanser on the lips. This helps restore moisture you may have lost during the day.
Eau Micellaire or Lait Nettoyant from YON-KA Paris are perfect choices.
Make sure you don’t use a face wash with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide on your lips, because it can disrupt pH balance and cause your lips to chap.
As a special treatment, apply a gentle exfoliant like Guarana Scrub, rich in caffeine rich guarana seeds and organic brown rice microbeeds. Then rub your lips together, as you would if you just applied lip-gloss, to remove the dead skin and soften your lips. You could also use a wet washcloth or soft toothbrush to help exfoliate. Be careful not to scrub too hard because your lips are more sensitive than other parts of your skin, and it could cause irritation.
Pat your lips dry, instead of rubbing, which will help maintain some of the moisture.
Apply a lip balm or nourishing treatment to your lips which will help maintain moisture and protect your lips against harsh weather.
You will love the rich texture and repairing effects of YON-KA Serum. A drop or two is all you will need and you can reapply throughout the day, trying to remember to do so before your lips start feeling chapped.
Bonus Tip: Even though licking your lips to relieve the dryness may sound like a good idea, it actually makes it worse. The digestive enzymes in your saliva that can contribute to the dryness.